Gregory Clark videos

Prior posts touching on Gregory Clark: What does money buy? Selected readings from lottery studies, Thinking about intergenerational stability of socioeconomic status Updated 2020-02-23: Actually, cancellation comes for Gregory Clark too, Steve Sailer has the story write-up: Economic Historian Gregory Clark’s Lecture on “For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls” Is Postponed for Crimethink Most people…

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African self-esteem and narcissism

TL;DR social scientists produced research that was falsely interpreted by them to show that Africans in USA had lower self-esteem than Europeans and this was because of segregation, and they used this to push their views in the Supreme Court successfully. Or, if you prefer long format, here is how Michael Levin summarizes it in…

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Scott Lilienfeld memorial site

See also 2015 post: Scott O. Lilienfeld is a great researcher Obituaries: NYT: Scott Lilienfeld, Psychologist Who Questioned Psychology, Dies at 59 Emory university: Scott Lilienfeld remembered for advancing psychology while embodying kindness Chris Martin at Heterodox Academy (where Scott was active): In Memoriam: Scott Lilienfeld I am happy to say that we have set…

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Myers Briggs: results of 46 Twitter raters

Slightly odd topic for a Christmas Even post, but some time ago, I talked with some people about the Myers Briggs personality model. As a contrarian, I am of course interested in pushing against the mainstream view of my social circle (if reasonable). In wide culture, Myers Briggs is very popular, but among psychologists, it…

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New paper out: National Intelligence Is More Important for Explaining Country Well-Being than Time Preference and Other Measured Non-Cognitive Traits

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Karlin, A. (2020). National Intelligence Is More Important for Explaining Country Well-Being than Time Preference and Other Measured Non-Cognitive Traits. Mankind Quarterly, 61(2). https://doi.org/10.46469/mq.2020.61.2.11 Patient people fare better in life than impatient people. Based on this and on economic models, many economists have claimed that more patient countries should fare…

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New paper out: What Happened to Brussels? The Big Decline and Muslim Immigration

Researchgate link (ungated) Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Dumoulin, B. (2020). What Happened to Brussels? The Big Decline and Muslim Immigration. Mankind Quarterly, 61(2). https://doi.org/10.46469/mq.2020.61.2.8 We examined regional inequality in Belgium, both in the 19 communes of Brussels and in the country as a whole (n = 589 communes). We find very strong relationships between…

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